©2015 by Yuhang Zhao

Information Science, Cornell Tech, Cornell University

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Full Publications

2019

Yuhang Zhao, Sarit Szpiro, Lei Shi, and Shiri Azenkot. 

Designing and Evaluating a Customizable Head-Mounted Vision Enhancement System for People with Low Vision.
ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), 2019. To Appear.

Yuhang Zhao, Elizabeth Kupferstein, Brenda Castro, Steven Feiner, and Shiri Azenkot. 

Designing AR Visualizations to Facilitate Stair Navigation for People with Low Vision.

The 32nd Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST'19). ACM, New York, NY, USA. [pdf]

Yuhang Zhao, Edward Cutrell, Christian Holz, Meredith Ringel Morris, Eyal Ofek, and Andrew D. Wilson. 

SeeingVR: A Set of Tools to Make Virtual Reality More Accessible to People with Low Vision.

The SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2019. ACM, New York, NY, USA. p. 111. [pdf]

2018

Yuhang Zhao, Elizabeth Kupferstein, Doron Tal, and Shiri Azenkot. 

“It Looks Beautiful but Scary:” How Low Vision People Navigate Stairs and Other Surface Level Changes.
The 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS'18). ACM, New York, NY, USA. 307-320. [pdf]

*Best Paper Nominee* 

Yuhang Zhao, Shaomei Wu, Lindsay Reynolds, and Shiri Azenkot.

A Face Recognition Application for People with Visual Impairments: Understanding Use Beyond the Lab. 

The SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2018. ACM, New York, NY, USA. p.215. [pdf]

Yuhang Zhao, Cynthia L. Bennett, Hrvoje Benko, Edward Cutrell, Christian Holz, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Mike Sinclair.

Enabling People with Visual Impairments to Navigate Virtual Reality with a Haptic and Auditory Cane Simulation 

The SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2018. ACM, New York, NY, USA. p. 116. [pdf]

2017

Yuhang Zhao, Shaomei Wu, Lindsay Reynolds, and Shiri Azenkot. 

The Effect of Computer-Generated Descriptions on Photo-Sharing Experiences of People with Visual Impairments.

Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 1, CSCW. 121. (November 2017). 22 pages. (CSCW 2018). [pdf]

Yuhang Zhao, Michele Hu, Shafeka Hashash, and Shiri Azenkot.

Understanding Low Vision People's Visual Perception on Commercial Augmented Reality Glasses.

The SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2017. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 4170-4181. [pdf]

Lei Shi, Yuhang Zhao, and Shiri Azenkot.
Designing Interactions for 3D Printed Models with Blind People. 
The 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers & Accessibility (ASSETS'17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 200-209. [pdf]

 

Lei Shi, Yuhang Zhao, and Shiri Azenkot.

Markit and Talkit: A Low-Barrier Toolkit to Augment 3D Printed Models with Audio Annotations.
The 30th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST'17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 493-506. [pdf]

2016

 

Yuhang Zhao, Sarit Szpiro, Jonathan Knighten, and Shiri Azenkot.

CueSee: Exploring Visual Cues for People with Low Vision to Facilitate a Visual Search Task.

The 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp'16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 73-84. [pdf]

Sarit Szpiro, Shafeka Hashash, Yuhang Zhao, and Shiri Azenkot.

How People with Low Vision Access Computing Devices: Understanding Challenges and Opportunities. 

The 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS'16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 171-180. [pdf]

*Best Paper Nominee*

Sarit Szpiro, Yuhang Zhao, and Shiri Azenkot.

Finding a Store, Searching for a Product: A Study of Daily Challenges of Low Vision People. 

The 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp'16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 61-72. [pdf]

2015

Yuhang Zhao, Sarit Szpiro, and Shiri Azenkot.

ForeSee: A Customizable Head-Mounted Vision Enhancement System for People with Low Vision.

The 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS'15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 239-249. [pdf]

 

2014 and Earlier

Yuhang Zhao, Yongqiang Qin, Yang Liu, Siqi Liu, Taoshuai Zhang, Yuanchun Shi.

QOOK: Enhancing Information Revisitation for Active Reading with a Paper Book.

The 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI'14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 125-132. [pdf]

 

Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Yuhang Zhao, Jin Huang, and Yuanchun Shi.

Defining and Analyzing a Gesture Set for Interactive TV Remote on Touch screen Phones.

The 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC'14). IEEE Computer Society, 362-265. [pdf]

 

Jin Huang, Chun Yu, Yuntao Wang, Yuhang Zhao, Siqi Liu, Chou Mo, Jie Liu, Lie Zhang, and Yuanchun Shi.

FOCUS: Enhancing Children’s Engagement in Reading by Using Contextual BCI Training Sessions.

The SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2014. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1905-1908. [pdf]

 

Lixin Shi, Yuhang Zhao, Jie Tang.

Batch Mode Active Learning for Networked Data.

ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), Volume 3 Issue 2, Article 33 (February 2012), 25 pages. [pdf]

Lixin Shi, Yuhang Zhao, Jie Tang.

Combining Link and Content in Collective Active Learning.

The 19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1829-2832. [pdf]

Patents

Hrvoje Benko, Edward Cutrell, Christian Holz, Meredith Ringel Morris, Mike Sinclair, Yuhang Zhao, and Cynthia L. Bennett.

Apparatus for Use in a Virtual Reality System.

To Appear.

Alex Dow, Brett Lavalla, Jeffrey Wieland, Shaomei Wu, Yuhang Zhao, Lindsay Reynolds, and Matt King.

Accessibility System.

United States patent application US 15/299,353. 2018 Apr 26. [pdf]

Yuanchun Shi, Chun Yu, Yuntao Wang, Zhouyue Su, Yuhang Zhao

An Eyes-free Method of TV Remote Control on Touch Screen Phone.

CN201210056881, May 14, 2014

Demos & Posters

Yuhang Zhao, Cynthia L. Bennett, Hrvoje Benko, Edward Cutrell, Christian Holz, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Mike Sinclair.

Demonstration of Enabling People with Visual Impairments to Navigate Virtual Reality with a Haptic and Auditory Cane Simulation.

Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA'18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, p. D409. [pdf]

Yuhang Zhao.

Using Direct Visual Augmentation to Provide People with Low Vision Equal Access to Information. 

ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing 120 (2018). 38-42. [pdf]

Lei Shi, Ross McLanchlan, Yuhang Zhao, Shiri Azenkot.

Magic Touch: Interacting with 3D Printed Graphics

The 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS'16), Demonstrations. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 329-330. [pdf]

Yuhang Zhao, Yongqiang Qin, Yang Liu, Siqi Liu, Yuanchun Shi.

QOOK: A New Physical-Virtual Coupling Experience for Active Reading.

The 26th Annual ACM Symposium Adjunct on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST'13 Adjunct). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 5-6. [pdf]

 

Yuhang Zhao, Alexis Hope, Jin Huang, Yoel Sumitro, James Landay, Yuanchun Shi.

Hero: Designing Learning Tools to Increase Parental Involvement in Elementary Education in China.

CHI 2013 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA'13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 637-642. [pdf]

Yuhang Zhao, Xue Chao, Xiang Cao, Yuanchun Shi.

PicoPet: A “Real World” Digital Pet on a Handheld Projector.

The 24th Annual ACM Symposium Adjunct on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST'11 Adjunct). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1-2. [pdf]

*Best Poster and Demo Award* at the 4th Microsoft Research Asia Joint Laboratory Symposium

 

Yu Zhong, Yue Suo, Wenchang Xu, Chun Yu, Xinwei Guo, Yuhang Zhao, Yuanchun Shi.

Smart Home on Smart Phone.

The 13th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp'11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 467-468. [pdf]

Honors & Awards

2019   Selected for Rising Stars in EECS Workshop

2019   Oath Fellow, Connected Experiences Lab, Cornell Tech.

2018   Selected as HCIC 2018 student attendee (two out of all Cornell IS Ph.D. students).

2018   Best Paper Nominee, ACM ASSETS 2018.

2018   Facebook PhD Fellowship Finalist

 

2016   Best Paper Nominee, ACM ASSETS 2016.

2016   GHC Scholar - Scholarship to attend Grace Hopper Celebration for Women.

2015   Verizon Connected Futures Research & Prototyping Challenge, won $15,000.

2014   Best Graduate Thesis, Computer Science Department, Tsinghua University.

 

2013   Seibel Scholar - Awarded annually for academic excellence and demonstrated leadership to 85 top                                   students from the world's leading graduate schools, $35,000.

 

2012   Tsinghua Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Students.

2011   Best Poster and Demo Award at the 4th Microsoft Research Asia Joint Laboratory Symposium

2010   Honorable Mention, American Mathematical Contest in Modeling.

 

2009   Tsinghua Scholarship for Excellent Students.

 

2008   Tsinghua Scholarship for Excellent Students.

 

2008   Meritorious of Beijing Contest District in Chinese Mathematical Contest in Modeling.